Child & Adolescent Development Volume Authors Meeting

The editors and lead authors for part two of the DCP3 volume on Childhood and Adolescent Development (Volume 3) met to discuss draft chapter outlines and synergies across various chapters.  Authors represented organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The World Bank, Results for Development, Oxford University, and others. The two-day meeting was held in Palm Springs, California on February 12-13, 2014.  The objectives of the meeting were to:

  • Share information regarding Volume 3 Part 2 outlines; discuss integration and synergies across chapters.

  • Identify specific new work on child and adolescent development and create a holistic paradigm regarding cognitive, physical and emotional growth.

  • Integrate existing evidence into an agreed upon paradigm, and identify and address gaps in research. 

Meeting attendees received further guidance on chapter preparation from the DCPN Secretariat and developed clear next steps for completing chapter drafts.  Draft chapters for Volume 3 will be available on the DCP3 website in the fall of 2014.   





From left: DCP3 author and Senior Health Economist Carol Levin, Series Editors Sue Horton, Rachel Nugent and Dean Jamison, and Volume 3 lead editor Donald Bundy give opening remarks on Feb. 11, 2014.


Volume 3 author Zulfiqar Bhutta discusses the importance of interventions for adolescent girls.


Rachel Nugent, Susan Sawyer, Stephane Verguet, George Patton, and Carol Medlin discuss Volume 3 topics over lunch.


Volume 3 author Lia Fernald speaks about cognitive growth in 0-3 year olds.


Tuesday, February 11, 2014 to Thursday, February 13, 2014